Members of ACORN from Ottawa's Herongate community have been nominated for an award from Action Housing.
The nomination comes following their very succesful, and ongoing, project to get basic and vital repairs done for Herongate tenants. Read more about that work, and all the people who made it happen here.
Member John Redins joined 4 years ago and helped start the ACORN chapter in Herongate. John says, "We starting fighting for tenants rights and putting pressure on the landlord to adhere to the landlord tenant act. Much of the act is not protective for tenants and it is mainly for landlords. Our landlord changed 10 times in 9 years and we couldn't keep up with the change. We had to get organized, get the city involved for change."
Find out more about the award and the other nominees here.